Calories Are King: The Perfectly Reasonably Paleo Priority Diet


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As per the last post, here is a paleo diet for those of us that have trouble getting calories and aren't always able to cook a giant pork roast to eat at home. This is a diet for the real world, where salads have tiny amounts of meat and ordering a burger without a bun is bound to lead to hunger later. This is about doing your best and getting the calories you need to fuel an active and happy life. This is the way I make my eating decisions. Paleo foods are my TOP choice, but I don't think the other foods on the chart are bad and I think they can support great health, particularly for busy people. I call this the paleo priority diet. Notice we avoid choosing insulin-crashing technically-paleo foods like Larabars and fruit salad here. Sure, also not bad, but also the path to an irritable late afternoon for me. 


If an orthodox paleo approach is what you REALLY REALLY need to support your serious goals, by all means rearrange your life to make sure you can get fuel from meat, fish, and vegetables only. For the rest of us, this is a pretty damn good diet.